Never Use The :latest Image From Docker Hub

It’s tempting to use the “:latest” tag of an image when you first get started with Docker and pulling images from DockerHub. After all, who wouldn’t want the latest and greatest version of MongoDB, Node.js, Redis, etc, when they start a project? But this is a guaranteed way to ruin your life, destroy your productiv…

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Written by - - Aggregated on Wednesday May 10, 2017

Fixing npm’s Wall of Red Text in Docker

Docker + Node.js is a beautiful combination. But among all of the advantages of using these tools together, there are some mild frustrations… things that just don’t quite fit nicely. Take the npm Wall of Red Text, for example. It seems every time I run ‘npm install’ inside of my docker container, I nearly have a …

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Written by - - Aggregated on Thursday March 16, 2017

Selecting A Node.js Image for Docker

Before you begin to run your Node.js application in a Docker container, or even build the app into a container, you have to answer an important question and make a key decision: Which base Node.js image for Docker do I choose for my app? The easy answer – and probably the most common one – is to specify the …

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Written by - - Aggregated on Thursday March 9, 2017